60% by 2025

ILDS Priority Area
Illinois students should graduate high school ready with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed after high school in college and career.

High school graduates need some form of postsecondary education and/or training for options and opportunities in the job market. In Illinois, 8 of 10 employers report needing employees with postsecondary education; however, only 40% of Illinois residents have a high-quality post-secondary college or career credential.

In 2009, the Illinois P-20 Council identified a goal for the State of Illinois:
Increase the proportion of Illinoisans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by 2025. Enhancing methods for tracking progress against the State's goal of 60% of Illinois residents obtaining a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by 2025 is the key priority for the Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS)​.

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Goal 60% by 2025 Infographic ​